Maple Canyon Utah Rock Climbing | CLOSED

Maple Canyon Climbing Clinic

Elaina Arenz teaching rock climbing in Maple Canyon, Utah.

Elaina Arenz ties in while participant looks on, during 2019 Chicks Maple Canyon Climbing clinic. ©Louis Arevalo

Imagine, a long, never-ending, dry river bed turned vertically.

The river bed reaches into the sky. The rounded stones are cemented into place by the dried sediment, offering you passage up the vertical, overhanging walls via smooth slopers and rounded side pulls. Missing cobbles also provide pockets and edges on these uniquely featured walls.

Maple Canyon, Utah is a sport climber’s paradise. It’s as if Mother Nature sculpted a climbing gym made of perfect jugs.

Join Chicks to challenge your skills on this amazing conglomerate rock.

Maple Canyon Climbing is perfect for the novice climber looking to move from the gym to the crag.  Maple Canyon is also perfect for those new to leading and more advanced climbers who want to push their lead climbing.

There are a number of differences between indoor and outdoor climbing. Read Chicks Captain’s Column Tips for Outdoor Climbing by Kitty Calhoun, Co-Owner Chicks Climbing, to find out more.

You might also be interested in this Chicks Tech Tip, Back Clipping by Elaina Arenz, Co-Owner Chicks Climbing. Back Clipping is the most common mistake made when learning to lead climb.

Keep up the awesome work of empowering women in the outdoors–Olga L Chicks Maple Canyon participant.

We pair climbers with others who share similar experience, ability and goals.

Our professional and highly experienced guides teach the tools you need to gain confidence and up your game. Tie into the sharp end and take on higher grades with Chicks in Maple Canyon.

Roopal Patel leading on Maple Canyon Climbing program with Chicks Climbing

Maple Canyon Climbing Clinic participant leads Chocolate Doobie, 5.7, Maple Canyon, Utah.©Louis Arevalo

Maple Canyon Climbing focuses on sport climbing.

Learn tactics to take on your next project.

A supportive environment encourages you at whatever grade or challenge you choose.

What are you waiting for? The cobbles await.

The concept of ONLY being with women was fantastic. We really do speak our own precious language and I was so looking forward to a few days to experience that. What blew me away was how incredible each individual woman was. I loved the structure to your agenda, allowing time to tell our story, express our hopes for the day, support each other, work together.–Stefanie K, Chicks Maple Canyon Climbing Clinic participant. 

Find more Chicks Rock Climbing Clinics here.

You may also be interested in our Rifle Climbing – Rock Climbing Colorado Clinic.

PRICING:

$799.00 – 3 days of guided instruction; 3 nights camping. Pay in full or in 2 installments upon checkout.

MAPLE CANYON CLIMBING INCLUDES:

Falling practice at Chicks Maple Canyon Climbing clinic

Chicks Maple Canyon Climbing clinic participant practices falling, Maple Canyon, Utah. ©Louis Arevalo

  • 3 Days of Guided Climbing with Warrior’s Way Trainer
  • 4 to 1 ratio
  • 3 Nights Camping
  • Sponsor Demo Gear
  • Breakfast and Dinners

Sponsor gift bag

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Air or Ground Transportation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

PROPOSED ITINERARY:

Day 1: 

Arrive in Maple Canyon and meet at the Group Campsite #1.  

4:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation at the group campsite. Appetizers served, Demo gear handed out

5:30 pm: Group dinner at camp.

7:30 pm: Free time after dinner to pack and get ready for the next day.

Day 2: 

7:00 am: Breakfast. Get  geared up for the day

8:00 am –5:00 pm: Walk to the climbing area, about a 5-10 minute walk.

6:00 pm:  Appy Hour

6:30 pm: Catered dinner back at camp

Day 3: 

7:00 am: Breakfast. Get  geared up for the day

8:00 am –5:00 pm: Walk to the climbing area, about a 5-10 minute walk.

6:00 pm:  Appy Hour

6:30 pm: Catered dinner back at camp

Day 4: 

7:00 am: Breakfast. Get geared up for the day

8:00 am –3:00 pm: Walk to the climbing area, about a 5-10 minute walk.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Appy Hour, hand in demo gear. A closing meeting then hit the road!


Chicks Climbing and Skiing PAYMENT REFUND policy:

We require a registration deposit at time of booking. The deposit will hold your spot, with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to start date. You are also welcome to pay in full!

Please submit all refund requests in writing. 

We issue full refunds, transfer to another course or credit towards a future course according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days prior to start date – full refund minus 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – 50% refund minus 10% administration fee
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – no refund!

Travel insurance is required for all international trips. We also strongly recommend travel insurance for US programs. Contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870. Erin is a travel agent familiar with Chicks programs and travel insurance needs.

Indian Creek, the splitter-crack capital of the world and home to Chicks' Crack Climbing clinic

Indian Creek Utah Climbing Clinic | CLOSED

 

At our Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic, you’ll learn how to jam up desert splitters like a crack climbing machine.

Chicks Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic

“Indian Creek is hard and painful, yet the most rewarding climbing I’ve ever done.  I didn’t know I could shove my body part in a crack and push off of it. The guides pushed us to learn more. Now that I know how to do it right, I use cracks with confidence!”
— Chicks Alum Dawn R. (with a gleam in her eyes)

Here’s the thing about crack climbing: It can feel ridiculously strenuous. Cracks can eat us alive until we find the techniques to tame them. In the meantime, you’ll wear scabs and bruises like graduation badges as we share stories of triumph around the campfire. After a few days of camping in the sand and climbing with your entire body, you’ll be covered in dirt––and feel fully grounded from the experience.

Our Indian Creek Climbing Clinic focuses on trad climbing and jamming skills. The emphasis will be on techniques such as hand jams, fist jams, ring locks, finger stacks, chicken wings, hand stacks, and more.

This clinic is appropriate for intermediate climbers (can follow 5.9) and more advanced climbers. Read more about our Levels.

Indian Creek is in the heart of Canyonlands National Monument, 2 hours south of Moab, Utah. As a result, the Indian Creek climbing experience is remote and self-contained.

What to expect at Chicks’ Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic:

  • The camaraderie with new friends and climbing partners
  • Campfires under the stars
  • Catered breakfasts and dinners
  • Crucial crack-climbing knowledge and experience in the splitter-crack capital of the world
  • Demo fleet of crack-climbing shoes
  • Gift bags full of great climbing gear from our sponsors
  • True Chicks style:
    • We always climb in small groups
    • World-class instruction from renowned climbers and guides
    • IFMGA/AMGA certified guides operate at the highest standards
    • Fun and encouraging atmosphere

PRICING:

$799

Includes 3 days guiding and instruction; 4 nights camping. Pay in full or in 2 installments upon checkout.

 

INCLUDES:

  • 3 days of guided climbing, CRACK CLIMBING FOCUS – INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LEVELS
  • 4-to-1 ratio
  • 4 nights camping
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Welcome gift bag
  • Sponsor demo gear

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare and ground transportation
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Tokens for coin-operated showers
  • Guide gratuity
  • Trip Insurance

Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic

PROPOSED ITINERARY:

Day 1 | Thursday, October 1 2020: 

Arrive at Indian Creek by 3:30 p.m. to set up tents at Creek Pasture Campground.

4:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation at the group campsite

5:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite

 

Day 2 | Friday, October 2, 2020:

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: Meet at the campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

5:30 pm: Climbing day ends

6:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite

 

Day 3 | Saturday, October 3, 2020: 

7:00 am: Breakfast.

8:00 am: Meet at the campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

5:30 pm: Climbing day ends

6:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite

 

Day 4 | Sunday, October 4, 2020: 

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:30 am: Meet at the Chicks Rock campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

4:30 pm: Climbing day ends

5:30 pm: Clinic wrap up. Travel home or stay another night

 

Day 5 | Monday, October 5, 2020:
8:00 am: Breakfast and depart for home


Chicks Climbing and Skiing PAYMENT REFUND policy:

We require a registration deposit at time of booking. The deposit will hold your spot, with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to start date. You are also welcome to pay in full!

Please submit all refund requests in writing. 

We issue full refunds, transfer to another course or credit towards a future course according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days prior to start date – full refund minus 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – 50% refund minus 10% administration fee
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – no refund!

Travel insurance is required for all international trips. We also strongly recommended travel insurance for US programs. Contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870. Erin is a travel agent familiar with Chicks programs and travel insurance needs.

Joshua Tree womens climbing courses

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing | CLOSED

Looking to up your trad climbing game? Then join Chicks for a women-only Joshua Tree rock climbing weekend. Joshua Tree is an “old-school” climbing area that is steeped with climbing history. Most of the climbing in Joshua Tree is traditionally protected crack climbing, but there are friction face climbs that are sparsely bolted. Generally, there aren’t many fixed anchors due to J-Tree’s protected wilderness status, so it’s the perfect venue to work on technical skills like gear placement and anchor building. 

Joshua Tree National Park’s surreal landscape is littered with giant monzonite granite cliffs and boulders, while the unique Joshua Trees stand guard as far as the eye can see. The approaches to Joshua Tree climbing areas are generally short, flat hikes which allow us to maximize climbing time each day.

Our Joshua Tree climbing clinic is perfect for all levels of climbers, ideal for beginners to advanced climbers alike. The variety of terrain allows us to tailor the clinics to your experience level and goals. We will divide you into one of  4 different levels so that people with similar experience, ability, and goals are grouped together to facilitate the best learning environment for you at an appropriate level of challenge. Each level is comprehensive and aims to make you a more confident and self-reliant climber. This program is packed with climbing and instructional time so you’ll gain lots of practice and valuable experience as you learn to maneuver granite while climbing in Joshua Tree. 


PRICING:

$999.00 – 3 days climbing instruction with 3 nights lodging

INCLUDED:

  • 3 days of guided climbing instruction, TRAD CLIMBING FOCUS
  • 4:1 ratio
  • 3 nights at a vacation rental home (Fri, Sat, Sun)*
  • Demo gear from Chicks sponsors
  • Breakfasts (Sat, Sun, Mon) and Dinners (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • Sponsor gift bag

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare or ground transportation
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Park Entrance Fee ($25/vehicle for a 7-day pass)

*Housing accommodations include your own bed in a shared room. If you’re a light sleeper you may want to bring earplugs and an eye cover.


JOSHUA TREE CLIMBING CLINIC ITINERARY:

DAY 1:

Arrive at Joshua Tree early enough to drive an hour from the airport and get settled in. 
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to shop for groceries.

5:00 pm: Check into the rental house. Directions to be provided.

6:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation meeting. Demo gear handed out and catered group dinner.

DAY 2: 

7:00 am: Breakfast meet and gear up for the day.

8:00 am4:00 pm: Carpool to the climbing area, about a 10-20 minute drive. Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.

6:30 pm: Catered dinner

DAY 3: 

7:00 am: Breakfast. Meet and gear up for the day.

8:00 am4:00 pm: Carpool to the climbing area, about a 10-20 minute drive. Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.

6:30 pm: Catered dinner

DAY 4: 

7:00 am: Breakfast. Pack up personal belongings, check out of the rental house, then depart for climbing. 

8:00 am3:00 pm: Carpool to the climbing area, about a 20-minute drive. Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

3:30 pm: Wrap up meeting at the climbing area.

**Lodging and dinner are not included on the last day of our programs.  If you want to spend an extra night, please make your own lodging arrangements.


Chicks Climbing and Skiing PAYMENT REFUND policy:

We require a registration deposit at time of booking. The deposit will hold your spot, with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to start date. You are also welcome to pay in full!

Please submit all refund requests in writing. 

We issue full refunds, transfer to another course or credit towards a future course according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days prior to start date – full refund minus 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – 50% refund minus 10% administration fee
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – no refund!

Travel insurance is required for all international trips. We also strongly recommend travel insurance for US programs. Contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870. Erin is a travel agent familiar with Chicks programs and travel insurance needs.